Christopher Wesley is a prolific youth ministry blogger. (Chris blogs at Marathon Youth Ministry and frequently contributes to the ym360 Blog.) He's a great youth ministry practitioner and a friend of ym360.
This week Chris wrote a simple post about how to think about measuring health in youth ministry. (He also mentions baseball which makes the ym360 team happy.)
Following is an excerpt from his post with a link to read the full article on his blog. Hope you enjoy.
If you truly love baseball, you love statistics. The Sabermetrics, the records and the battle for the Triple Crown. There is something about knowing how often a player gets on base in a rainy day in June that gets the baseball mind rolling.
Are you measuring your youth ministry? It might seem like a silly question; however, it’s imperative to your growth. If you do not know how to measure your youth ministry you will not know it’s productivity or health. To know your ministry’s health, you should look at:
- Attendance: While the size of your attendance isn’t the only sign of health, it’s an important one. It will tell you whether or not you are growing. It will tell you what seasons are challenging for teens to come. It will let you know what people are excited about.
To see the rest of Chris' metrics for measuring health, CLICK HERE to go to his site and read the full article.